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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied, full flavored ale. Deep garnet red with a dense, creamy head of tan. Stone Thrower is fermented at a lower temperature and the brewing water is softened to be closer to that found in Scotland. Malts: Pale, Crystal Chocolate, Roast. Hops: Hallertau Tradition, East Kent Goldings.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle at papago 9/9/10. clear. pours the color usually associated with scotch ale (if not a shade lighter) with a tannish head and lasting ring. there is some sort of fruitiness in the aroma which i can’t identify... along with toffee, malt, nuttiness and some mild milk chocolate. the palate is not as sweet as i expected it to be (and low for the style) while the flavor mirrors the aroma. there is a dry woody finish which lingers as well as helps make the medium body very drinkable. it lacks the warmth typical in the style but that makes it easier to drink (a style i normally don’t care for). 6/3/6/4/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
very nice aroma of roasted flavor. had on tap and was dark amber red. overall very nice touch

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
12 oz bottle from a local grocer. Pours medium brown with a thick head but little lacing. Light aroma of caramel, peat and yeast. Flavor is unusual for the style with a roasted aspect along with the caramel and peat. This one didnt do much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Amber malts, roasted, chocolate, nutty, ok hoppy, grassy, light bitterness, berries, dried fruits. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Pours a ruby amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is moderate with hints of malt and caramel. Flavor is quite malty with roasty notes and hints of caramel, chocolate, grains, and light hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
deep amber with a crea head. peat, beef, caramel, and faint smoke. nice palate, rich malts followed by caramel, and a light smoke finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1794) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Deep red/brown in the color. Roast malt, smoke, cherries, sherry. Flavor is fruit and malt with a roast finish. Fairly slick on the palate. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, bread - spicy notes, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Clear medium amber pour, moderate rocky head of beige bubbles. Bready, roasty malt and earthy aroma, a bit more herbal than I normally get from this style. Has a surprising sweet chocolate hit at the start, kind of a cocoa mix flavor, caramel, bread, herbal earthy finish. Has an odd grassy note somewhere in the middle. A little off, but not bad still.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
This beer pours a medium chestnut color with a retained khaki colored head. The aroma is quite malty with some roasted notes, also an aroma that I assocaited with Octoberfest beers that are lagered, but do not have a descriptor for. Flavor is sweet with some light earthy flavors. Pretty straightworward beer, but good nonetheless.


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